Colonel George Dashiell Chapter NSDAR

Normangee, Texas
(Leon and Madison Counties)


Our chapter has consistently recognized DAR's American History Essay Contest and Good Citizen Contest winners with certificates, medals, pins, and often scholarships. Constitution Week has been celebrated with bell-ringing ceremonies, city proclamations, and luncheons.

Chapter winners who went on to win at the State Conference include 1982 DAR Membership Commission First Place Award; 1999 Good Citizen winner won first place in Texas, and 1999 Community Service Nominee won first place in state for establishing a public library in Normangee. Because of the personal connection wit the Normangee Library, the chapter has been loyal in its support. We annually contribute several books, including DAR Patriot Indexes to help prospective members. The chapter was recognized at 1989 Continental Congress with a first place Print Media award.

For many years, the Chapter held a George Washington Tea at which American History and Good Citizens Contest winners were recognized and honored. Genealogical workshops have also been held and these resulted in prospective members completing their papers.

In addition, the Chapter has presented U.S. flags to schools, the public library, various businesses, city hall, VFW, as well as recognizing students for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag each morning at school.

Because chapter members live very near the Old San Antonio Road (also called the El Camino Real Road), there are many historical programs on this topic. In 1991 and 1992, members rededicated the Old San Antonio Road Markers. The members copied personal and county records and these have been compiled, bound, and submitted to NSDAR and other libraries.